I participated in the European Cybercrime Training and Education Group General Assembly on October 27th and 28th. This assembly brought together academic and institutional components around training projects against cybercrime, where I had the opportunity to present the progress of C1b3rWall Academy, our cybersecurity training program.

Following the election at the General Assembly, European Cybercrime Training Education Group, I can say that the BISITE Research Group, and with it the University of Salamanca, has been admitted as a full member of this initiative, seeking to continue promoting programs and training activities in digital security and cyberintelligence. Furthermore, this collaboration is going to respond to the need and demand for technology specialists capable of planning and implementing innovative projects.

ECTEG is an initiative whose main objective is to provide expertise and knowledge through the development and delivery of a robust and lasting training program, that will help increase each country’s capacity to combat cybercrime

It will undoubtedly have an impact on the continuous improvement of cybersecurity training, as international participation will not only harmonize training across international borders, but also share knowledge, experience and training solutions. Togetherness in training represents commitment and momentum in improving the quality of learning. ECTEG coordinated https://c1b3rwallacademy.usal.es/ in the 2020-21 edition and we have taken over. The University of Salamanca coordinates this training project together with the National Police in the 2021-22 academic year. The training consists of 20 modules, there will be more than 400 speakers delivering lectures and it is estimated that more than half a million of students will take part in it.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Universidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.